Welcome to the Region XI EMS Website

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New Policies & Procedures

New Region XI EMS Field to Hospital Communications Policy Effective August 1, 2018

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NEW Region XI Online Continuing Education Site

Complete your online education modules here!

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Region XI EMS Systems of Care

The Region XI EMS System recognizes Level 1 Trauma Centers, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, STEMI Receiving Centers, and a Perinatal network of hospitals.

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Region XI EMS Monthly Pearls

Monthly updates and important information

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Research News

Recent Region XI Research Publications

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About Us

The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region XI. Within EMS Region XI, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region XI EMS MDC.

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Recent News

  • Peer Support Groups Help Sedgwick County EMS Providers Deal with Psychological Trauma

      SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - Every nine minutes, Sedgwick County EMS is responding to a call. "We take about 170 calls per day and transport 120 patients," explained, Former Director of Sedgwick Co. EMS Department, Scott Hadley. "That equates to about 63,000 calls a year and 44,000 patients." Hadley told KSN the... Read more »
  • Wisconsin Paramedic, EMT Shortage

    Published: September 24, 2018 - 2:59 pm

    GRAFTON (FOX6NOW) - In emergency situations, we count on paramedics and EMTs, and fire departments in Wisconsin and across the country are in dire need of volunteers. "It's a problem all over metro Milwaukee, all over the state and all over the country," said Grafton Fire Chief William Rice. Rice said his... Read more »
  • Severe Flooding Feared for South Carolina Coast

    Published: September 24, 2018 - 11:11 am

    BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate. More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown... Read more »
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